Size is a prime consideration when purchasing a condo unit. Major property developer Megaworld at The Fort, for instance, gets many inquiries regarding apartment dimensions and variants. Are you the type of person who’s happy in a studio apartment or would you prefer a double-bedroom? Is one really better than the other? Without the proper assessment, you might end up with more room than you know what to do with or a place that’s much too cramped.
Choosing the dimensions of your space depends entirely on your needs. You need to take several factors into consideration before deciding to settle on your new home. Here are a couple of questions you should ask:
Understandably, additional space means a much higher price. Remember that costs also extend to monthly dues which are computed per square meter. You might want a double bedroom, but if your finances don’t allow it, you’ll have to settle for something more modest. More room is definitely ideal — but being able to continue to live comfortably in your dream home for the long run may mean that you have to manage your finances very carefully.Remember that costs also extend to monthly dues which are computed per square meter.
The number of occupants is major factor in determining whether you buy a single or double unit. If you’re staying in the apartment alone, a studio or single-bedroom option might be your best choice. But if you live with other people, having a sense of privacy is important. Having enough space to enjoy your alone time is important, especially when your new apartment doubles as your sanctuary. For families, having separate rooms for the children helps in keeping them out of trouble, and in keeping the parents sane.How Long are You Staying? The amount of space is also dictated by the time you’ll spend occupying it. Are you using the place as a momentary home-away-from-home or are you staying here permanently? It isn’t worth it to spend so much on a multiple bedroom if you only utilize it for less than half a year. If you plan on using the apartment for a longer term, make sure to invest in a comfortable option with enough room for you to build a life. What Amount of Effort Will You Put In? A condo will require clean up from time to time. If you’re the low-maintenance type of person, then a small condo will suit you much better. Opt for a bigger apartment if you’re willing to hire cleaning services or actually have the patience to put in the required work. Big or small, a dirty place is no way to live. Are You Housing Pets? Owning a cat or a dog is a game changer for those considering a one or two-bedroom condo. Depending on the size of your furry companion, you’ll want to allocate enough room in your apartment. Small pets that stand less than 3 feet tall require little space and can function in a studio or single-bedroom set-up. If you want bigger animals, double bedrooms or a place with balcony space will probably work much better. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Small pets that stand less than 3 feet tall require little space and can function in a studio or single-bedroom set-up.
If you’re turning your unit into an investment and renting it out, note that space will be a consideration for your tenants. Put yourself in their shoes and figure out what type of space will be a more lucrative option. This will also depend on the type of area your building is located in. Surrounding schools and offices will mean added opportunities with students and office workers who would consider the single bedroom as a more budget-friendly option. Family-friendly neighborhoods are the chance to rent out a double-bedroom for those looking for a spacious apartment.
It pays to think twice before you sign your name on the dotted line. Make sure that you’re buying just the right amount of space to suit your needs.
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